When we state the fall of the power system, we mean that it’s financial and economical machinery has broken down. The authority is no longer able to manage the relationships that legitimated it, from the relationship between the tenant and the owner, the depositor and the banks, fuel distributors and filling stations, to the relationships within the clientelist network. The elements needed to manage all these relationships have been exhausted. The future of these relationships will depend on the basis laid during the post-crises period.
The fall of the power system spontaneously brings about a transitional period. A transition from the unsustainable to a newborn that cannot yet be imagined by society. Although this period is an exceptional opportunity for change, it is highly hazardous. Because the transition can be for better or for worse, and what will prevail during this period will establish a different power system and new societal relationships.
The crisis is not the end of the world; it is rather an exceptional opportunity. The confrontation is deeply political. To engage in politics is to target a goal in times of helplessness, confusion, and loss. As for the greatest danger, it is the persistence of this transitional period, which dissipates the resources of society and fragments it.